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spent a good amount of time in the lawn and garden sections at retailers this
year. I love the cute whimsies to decorate your garden with. One
thing that especially caught my eye was the pot hangers from raccoons to frogs
and gnomes. Inspired, I created some special Independence Day decorations
that can hang from flowerpots.
Art paint in red, white, and blue, silver Duck tape, acrylic gems, sparkly
chenille stems, Mod Podge Hard Coat, paintbrushes, silver letter beads,
desired wood shapes, paper and scissors.
a hold in the wood shape with a drill or thumb tack. Paint the shapes in
blue and red and while the paint is still wet, brush white over tops in
different designs (I used swirls and slashes). Set aside to dry.
Use a contrasting color and the end of your paint brush to make dots
around the edge of the shapes.
Duck tape on paper and cut out shapes to embellish the designs--a body for the
butterfly, strips for the flower petals. Use Mod Podge hard coat to
attach them to the wood pieces. You can also adhere the acrylic gems with
the MP hard coat. While those dry, spell out AMERICA or USA onto the chenille
the stem through the hole in the wood shape, folding in half and then folding
the top half again to make the hook. For the flower, I added an extra
piece that twirled from the side with USA beads.
a very safe and happy holiday from us at Plaid!